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Lewis Merkin In Australian Play

American Lewis Merkin is one of the writers of a play "Language of the Love" presented by the Australian Theatre of the Deaf as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. This play, according to Sunday Morning Herald reviewer Doug Anderson, is about a "capable young man - deaf, gay and Jewish - whose sense of self has been under attack all his life..." For more information, see website at

Travel Opportunities

J. Mendoza Lopez with Art & Video says that along with tours for persons with other disabilities, they also do tours for People with hearing disabilities." Based in Berlin and Caen, France, Lopez explains, they offer programs to deaf individuals, schools for the deaf, deaf associations and clubs. "I have had my company for several years, and, after arranging tours for deaf friends for many years in Berlin, the rest of Germany, France and Spain, decided to go full time in offering tours for the deaf..." Among planned tours in the next year: Spain, France, and America. For information, contact Lopez at arteyvida~berlin.snafu.de or voice (49 30) and FAX (49 30)

Philadelphia Has Its Own Building!

Members of the Philadelphia Hebrew Association of the Deaf (HAD) expect to settle on purchase of the Rose Olanoff Community Center as the first owned property of HAD in 92 years. They had been renting the property for the last seven years. HAD's Jules Kass, Robert Katz and Richard Balsam met on January 20th to make the deposit and the real estate paperwork is expected to be finalized by April 21st.

New Torah Learning Program For Deaf

Mordechai Weis is leading a Torah Learning Program for Jewish Deaf youth and adults in cities across the country through use of TTY, e-mail and relay. This year, they are studying the Book of Bereshis (Genesis) and the "fascinating story on how the world was created and how the Jewish people Vegans Interested persons should request a Torah Study Application by writing to Mordechai Weis, 6203 Pearce Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 or sending e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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